WORCESTER – For the second time this month, the City will be celebrating new renovations at a local park with a ribbon cutting.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, the City of Worcester will hold a ceremony for renovations made to Holmes Field at 201 Plantation St.
The $1.38 million renovation project includes the following:
- the installation of a new accessible playground with areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12 with poured in place rubber safety surfacing
- two new tennis courts with Pickleball overlays and sports lighting
- new accessible pathways
- a picnic area/shelter
- trash receptacles
- perimeter fencing along Plantation St.
Funding for the renovation was made possible through a City Council Tax Levy Appropriation. The engineer/designer of record was Weston & Sampson and the general contractor was LEI Corp.
Holmes Field is named in honor of Swedish businessman and politician Pehr G. Holmes (1881-1952), who served as Mayor of Worcester from 1917 t0 1920.
Holmes was also a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council (1925-1928) and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1931-1947).
Lead photo: The new playground at Holmes Field/Patrick Sargent for ThisWeekinWorcester.com
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